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Northfield Raises Purses Again

Published: May 7, 2013 3:54 pm ET

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For the second time in the 2013 season, Ohio's Northfield Park will increase overnight purses.

Beginning with the condition sheet that spans racing from May 10 through May 15, overall purses will go up around 10 per cent from the previous week. A similar increase took place on March 1.

Northfield’s purses will experience a much larger boost when the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park, which is currently under construction, is officially open for business. The Rocksino, which is on schedule for a December opening, is a $265 million gaming and entertainment facility being built adjacent to the racetrack at Northfield Park.

“Rather than just having one large increase when the Rocksino opens, we have chosen to raise purses gradually as the new facility is built,” said Dave Bianconi, Executive Vice President of Racing and Simulcasting. “This will benefit our local horsemen who have supported our racing program for years in the pre-VLT era.”

Northfield races over 200 cards per season, with a current live harness racing schedule of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights – post time 6:30 p.m. (Eastern).


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